Lakme’ NEW 9 to 5 Lipstick- Mauve Paced review & swatches

Lets now talk about a stunning mauve brown shade that is an absolute HIT!!!

ABOUT: Say no to Touch Ups! Lakmé 9 to 5 range consists of a wide collection for daily office wear with subtle shades that require no touch-ups through the day, providing an impeccably styled look and allowing a hassle-free transition from the desk to the office party. This range aims at the “no touch ups” theme.

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PRICE: Rs. 400 for 3.6 ml

PACKAGING: The packaging is classy and very appealing. It is very decent with a champagne pink metallic bullet having the shade name at the bottom. The packaging is sturdy.

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SHADE: This shade is a stunner.It brightens up my face while being subtle.I like the mauve brown combination.

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TEXTURE, FINISH & STAYING POWER: I like the creamy texture of the lipstick. It is very buttery and goes on smoothly on lips that soon settles to a matte finish.It is  light weight and non-sticky.It feels so buttery on lips and provides a satiny finish initially!!

swatch

swatch

 The lipstick settles to a matte finish and can be a bit drying for dry lips. I suggest application of  a lip balm underneath. Due to the matte finish,it accentuates dry flaky lips so proper exfoliation is very necessary. The shade is subtle and great  for office wear .
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on lips

The lipstick is decently pigmented and one swipe will cover the lips properly. Also, although it gets matte but it doesn’t gets over drying which is a major advantage as it prolongs the wear of the lipstick without being drying. Staying power is not fully 9 to 5 but it stays comfortable for 5-6 hours.
PROS:

  • Classy,Beautiful and sturdy packaging.
  • creamy texture.
  • it applies easily.
  • can be an MLBB shade for many.
  • goes on smoothly on lips.
  • decent staying power.
  • decent pigmentation.
  • cost effective.
  • has satiny feel on lips.
  • the lipstick settles to a comfortable matte finish.
 CONS:         
  • Can be bit drying for very dry lips.
  • Settles into lip lines.
  • need a layer of lip balm underneath.
  • Can accentuate dry flaky skin.
RATING: 4/5
 RECOMMENDATION A great shade with amazing formula and can be an MLBB  shade for many.Highly recommended!!

Oriflame Giordani Gold Ruby Lipstick-Antique Rose review & swatches

ABOUT:A luxurious lipstick infused with real Ruby powder for perfect radiance in a range of classic colours. Moisturising qualities and SPF also mean your lips will be smooth and protected as well as luscious.

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PRICE:Rs.529 for 4gms.

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PACKAGING:The packaging is classy with a dull gold outer cover having a ruby in the middle.It closes securely and is travel friendly.The shade name and number are provided at the top of the lipstick.

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SHADE:The shade Antique rose is  a gorgeous muted warm toned mauve that looks great on all skin tones and can be a MLBB for dusky beauties.It is sans any shimmer and is creamy in texture.

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture of the lipstick is really soft.The shade itself isn’t very pigmented but buildable.I t would call it a sheer shade considering it needs at least 3-4 swipes to show up properly.

swatch

swatch

It feels very comfortable on lips and is hydrating.It doesnt accentuate the lip lines neither flaky lips.

Staying power is low for about 3 hours as it is a very light shade.

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It is creamy and soft!!!

PROS:

  • a beautiful shade that can be an everyday wear shade.
  • versatile.
  • soft and creamy.
  • light weight.
  • travel friendly.
  • doesn’t settle in the lip lines.
  • hydrating for dry lips.
  • attractive packaging.
  • sheer to buildable pigmentation.

 

 

CONS:

  • low staying power.
  • not too pigmented.
  • slight expensive but available at great discounts.
  • can be purchased through an Oriflame representative only.

 

RATING: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: A highly recommended shade that can be an everyday wear shade for many!!!